23, 2007 - Match at Sauder Village is cancelled
Heavy rains flooded field at Sauder Village, causing the August 25th match against the Ohio Village Muffins to be cancelled. This match will not be rescheduled.
12, 2007 - Hayes Presidential Center (Fremont, Ohio)
A small group of Frogs travelled to the home of President Rutherford B. Hayes to play a match against the Spiegel Grove Squires on their home field. Frogs players were awed by the sight of an outfield full of trees, and amused by the fact that second base was located behind a tree.
The Squires struck early and often against the Frogs, who struggled to play base ball in the woods. The Frogs' fielders did eventually learn to play the strange bounces to minimize the damage caused by the Squires' strikers. At the plate, the Frogs began to aim for the trees, which led to base hits more often than not. At the end of the day, the Frogs prevailed, scoring 19 aces to the Squires' 18.
2007 - Pacesetter Park (Sylvania, Ohio)
The Frogs hosted the annual Sylvania Cup, and welcomed the Wood County Infirmary Inmates, the Midland County Mighty River Hogs (MI), and the Cincinnati Buckeyes.
Game 1 Results
Field 1: Cincinnati Buckeyes 5, Great Black Swamp Frogs 3
Field 2: Midland Mighty River Hogs 12, Wood County Infirmary Inmates 2
Game 2 Results
Field 1: Midland Mighty River Hogs 4, Great Black Swamp Frogs 3
Field 2: Cincinnati Buckeyes 7, Wood County Infirmary Inmates 2
Game 3 Results
Field 1: Great Black Swamp Frogs 13, Wood County Infirmary Inmates 1
Field 2: Cincinnati Buckeyes 11, Midland Mighty River Hogs 0
By virtue of their record of three wins and no losses, the Cincinnati Buckeyes were awarded the 2007 Sylvania Cup trophy.
Throughout the day, a number of base ball skills competitions were held. Mike "General" Mills of the Great Black Swamp Frogs was named the Swiftest Runner after circling the bases in 16.82 seconds. The Longest Throw award was given to Michael "Dutch" Holland, also of the Great Black Swamp Frogs, for his hurl of 254 feet. Jason "Still Employed" Kain of the Midland Mighty River Hogs had 11 catches during the day's games, to win the trophy for Most Fly Balls Caught. Mr. Kain's achievement surpasses the old mark of 8 fly balls caught, set in 1998 by Tom "Kid Speed" Heinlein of the Brooklyn Atlantics.
The Frogs deftly played the field and struck well in defeating the Northville Eclipse by a score of 12 to 0 at Wildwood Metropark. The Frogs' strikers were paced by Chris "Peach" Pitman, who reached base four times and scored three aces. Timely hitting by Brandon Monaghan also contributed to the winning effort. In the field, an outstanding catch by Jeff "Boiler" Smith not only ended an inning, it also saved a wayward crank from an unexpected beaning.
The 2007 season started on a high note as the Frogs beat the Wood County Infirmary Inmates by a score of 27 to 6 at the Inmates home field of Wintergarden Park. The Frogs were paced by their newest player, Brandon Monaghan, who made several outstanding catches in left field and pounded the base pathes, scoring five runs.
After the match, the Inmates hosted a fine meal at the Wintergarden Park Nature Center. The Frogs look forward to repaying the Inmates' hospitality at the Sylvania Cup Tournament in June.
The 2007 Frogs' schedule is now finished and can be viewed on the Schedule page.
The Frogs are currently putting together their 2007 schedule. Confirmed matches are listed on the Schedule page. Updates will be posted as soon as they are confirmed.